Working as a photographer since 2000, I have been lucky to have travelled and photographed extensively around the UK.
Interested in the rich accumulations of environment, I have always been drawn to scenes that give a sense of the country’s deep weave. Scenes that capture the significance of homes, industry, infrastructure and landscape. The features and relationships that underpin, sustain and characterise a country.
I started working in earnest on this series around 2014 when the Scottish Independence referendum followed by Brexit quickly pushed nationhood into becoming a very pressing issue.
The photographs take a broad ranging look at the accumulated environment of the UK; its long history and tradition, its development and absorption of change, its social links and boundaries, the common bind of its landscape. Part of the thrill of shooting this series is drawing threads of connection between various places and scenes, forms and structures.
At a precarious historical time for the UK ‘kingdom’ hopes to offer a perspective on the country which reaches beyond the current politicking.
Isle of Arran. (Ceisteal Abhail & Goats Fell).
Knole House, Sevenoaks, Kent.
The Natural History Museum, London.
Homes & Walney Channel, Barrow-in-Furness. Cumbria.
Contisbury Hill, North Devon Coast.
Wind farm, English Channel.
Corporate offices, London.
Services floor of 52 Lime St./The Scalpel, London.
Garden roof, 120 Fenchurch St. London.
Isle of Arran.
Clouds & fields, Essex.
Bishopsgate & 20 Fenchurch St./Walkie-Talkie, The City, London.